Many Thriving Businesses. One Unified Voice.
We balance the needs of doing business in our community with the desire to maintain a high quality of life for the people who call Greensboro home.
Vote on July 26th!
Greensboro City Council and Mayoral Elections are coming up next month. Make sure you’re registered to vote, know your district, and we have a few resources as you’re making your decision.
Don’t know your district? It’s super easy to find out. Click the link below to enter your address.Use this map tool
Greensboro voters will decide whether to authorize the City to borrow up to $135 million for parks and recreation, housing, and transportation projects and fire fighting and law enforcement facilities.
Watch the recording of our July Coffee & Conversation to learn more about the bonds.Find out more here
On June 15, the Chamber, synerG Young Professionals, and Action Greensboro hosted a Candidate’s Forum for four focus areas: equity, housing, safe community, and transportation. Participating candidates were for Greensboro City Council and the mayoral election.View the recording here
What We Advocate For
Building a Workforce to Meet Current and Future Needs
To attract and retain transformational companies, we must continue to position Greensboro as a hub for workforce development, especially for jobs requiring new skills and occupations.
Our work in this area includes: Eastern Triad Workforce Initiative; Ready for School, Ready for Life; six pilot career academies for Guilford County Schools; and the GTCC Aviation Center.See our work
Growing Tomorrow’s Jobs Today
The aviation industry is on the cusp of a new era with the introduction of electric, unmanned technology. Greensboro is the perfect location to be the worldwide center of this new sector thanks to the state’s rich aviation history and our local efforts in effective aviation manufacturing, logistics, and maintenance.See how we’re taking off
What We’ve Accomplished
We keep track of our past Legislative Agendas and what we accomplish in each session. To see how your representatives voted on any of the below measures, check out the NC Chamber’s report on their Jobs Agenda.
Education and Infrastructure for Jobs
The 2021 State Budget included an $8b infrastructure investment plan to modernize NC’s transportation, broadband, water and sewer, and public education infrastructure. Because it is critical to job growth and attracting new companies to our state, we support funding for North Carolina’s strong educational system at every level: pre-K-12, community colleges, and universities. We support policies and investments that promote NC’s job growth, and quality of life: roads, rails, airports, seaports, intermodal facilities, advanced telecommunications, and information technology.
The 2021 NC State Budget included roughly $90 million in new, annually recurring Highway Fund revenue from short-term vehicle lease funds redirected from he General Fund (a solution advocated for by the NC Chamber’s Destination 2030 Coalition). We supported both the NC Chamber’s initiative to modernize transportation funding sources as well as the 2013 Strategic Transportation Investments law (recognizing that continued fine-tuning is to be expected), to efficiently and effectively allocate NCDOT funding to enhance the state’s infrastructure.
Expand Health Coverage Solutions
We also supported the passing of the Small Business Healthcare Act in 2019. And Senate Bill 228 in 2021 to Allow Employers to Offer EPO Benefits Plans. We support expansion of health coverage to North Carolinians, whether through Medicaid expansion or other options that are available to, and appropriate for, the State. Expanded coverage improves health, stabilizes the insurance market, lowers costs to businesses, and has a positive impact on jobs. We are also continuing to monitor S149 and H408 this session.
Who Can Help You
NC General Assembly
Find your legislators in the North Carolina Senate and House of Representatives who can help affect change in our state and local laws.Learn more
Greensboro City Council
Our city is governed by our mayor and eight elected members who represent Greensboro.Learn more
Guilford County Board of Education
Guilford County Schools is governed by nine elected members, including the chair, who establish policies for students and faculty within the public school system.Learn more
North Carolina Chamber
North Carolina’s largest business advocacy organization supports and represents businesses and local chambers at a state level.Learn more
Federal Elected Officials
Guilford Apprenticeship Partners (GAP)
We connect local businesses with motivated student apprentices to foster economic growth and maintain a classroom-to-career pipeline.
In June 2021, the Chamber team took part in our first intracity visit, focusing on economic recovery and growth within our community.
Tune in to Impact: The Boro, our podcast about leadership, small business, entrepreneurship and community. New episodes on Thursdays.Listen
Get the latest information about COVID-19 city ordinances, public testing centers, vaccination distribution, and more.Learn more
We’re committed to advancing racial equity. Take a look at a number of equity initiatives both inside the Chamber and as part of the community as a whole.Learn more
Circle of Champions
Kelly Office Solutions
Staunton Capital, Inc.
Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist